Com­mit­tee ap­pointed to re­place Mur­phy as hurl­ing boss

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - SPORT -

WICK­LOW hurl­ing boss Sea­mus Mur­phy has stepped down from his role cit­ing ill­ness and the need for fresh im­pe­tus within the county squad as rea­sons for his de­par­ture.

Wick­low GAA have ap­pointed a com­mit­tee in the wake of his res­ig­na­tion to source a new hurl­ing boss with their first meet­ing ex­pected to be this week.

The com­mit­tee is chaired by Alan Smullen of the St Pat’s club and cur­rent county trea­surer. He will be joined by Gle­nealy’s Jonathan O’Neill Snr, Carnew’s Don Hy­land, Dunlavin’s Michael Moran, former Wick­low hurl­ing man­ager John Mitchell, Wick­low hurl­ing of­fi­cer Sean Hayes and a play­ers’ rep­re­sen­ta­tive yet to be an­nounced.

Two Ke­hoe Cup fi­nals, a na­tional league fi­nal and two Christy Ring semi-fi­nals were the des­ti­na­tions the former Gle­nealy man­ager took the Garden County team to dur­ing his ten­ure. Mur­phy feels that if no suc­cess has been achieved within two years then it is best for a man­age­ment team to step down and move on.

In a state­ment re­leased by the Wex­ford na­tive he claimed that his de­ci­sion to step down will ben­e­fit Wick­low hurl­ing by giv­ing fringe play­ers and older play­ers some­thing to drive for un­der new man­age­ment.

‘Dur­ing the past few weeks I would have been giv­ing this po­si­tion a lot of thought and con­sid­er­a­tion, par­tic­u­larly as I have a health is­sue which needs to be cared for in the weeks and months ahead and, se­condly, I feel that now is the right time for Wick­low hurl­ing to ben­e­fit go­ing for­ward.

‘I’ve al­ways been a firm be­liever from my experience be­ing in­volved with teams over the years that when there is no sil­ver­ware for the tro­phy cab­i­net achieved within two years it’s best to step down and move on, even though it might be some­what dif­fer­ent at un­der­age.

Full state­ment in­side.

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